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May 15, 2020 Uncategorized 0 Comments

What is Battery Thermal Runaway?

In simplest terms, thermal runaway begins when the heat generated within a battery exceeds the amount of heat that is dissipated to its surroundings.  If the cause of excessive heat creation is not remedied, the condition will worsen.  Internal battery temperature will continue to rise, causing battery current to rise, creating a domino effect.  The rise in temperature in a single battery will begin to affect other batteries in close proximity, and the pattern will continue, thus the term “runaway.”

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